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FDA change ushers in cheaper, easier-to-get hearing aids

FDA change ushers in cheaper, easier-to-get hearing aids

It’s now much easier — and cheaper — for many hearing-impaired Americans to get help. Hearing aids can now be sold without a prescription from a specialist. Over-the-counter, or OTC, hearing aids began hitting the market in October at prices that can be thousands of dollars lower than prescription hearing aids. About 30 million people …

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OCR Tackles Health Care Discrimination Experienced by Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients | JD Supra

The Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“OCR”) has entered into a Voluntary Resolution Agreement (“Agreement”) with CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs (“CHI”) to ensure that there are effective communication arrangements in a healthcare facility. facility for deaf or hard of hearing patients. The settlement resolves a …

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Lee County Chancery Clerk Bill Benson (left), Copiah County Chancery Clerk Steve Amos (center) and Prentiss County Chancery Clerk Bubba Pounds (right) speak during the Judiciary Committee B meeting of the state House of Representatives to discuss the state of the mental health care system at the Jackson Capitol on Tuesday.

Mississippi House committee holds hearing on mental health crises

Law enforcement too often has to respond to mental health crises in Mississippi. That was one of the messages witnesses sent to lawmakers during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on mental health Tuesday at the state Capitol. The hearing could lead to proposals for new legislation in January. “I don’t know what the answer is. …

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